Between taking care of her injured alcoholic mother and work, Sarah Wright, a pediatric nurse researcher, hasn’t a minute to herself, much less time for romance. But unbeknownst to Sarah, two little old ladies--her aunt and her ex-fiancé’s mother--are conspiring to reunite Sarah with Dan Rosen, a brilliant and demanding surgeon. When her aunt goes missing, Sarah is convinced it’s a kidnapping, but the police refuse to investigate. Dan flies to Sarah’s side to help her, and it looks like things might come together—until Sarah is arrested for her aunt’s murder. As the evidence stacks up against her, Sarah must find the real culprits and unravel decades old family secrets along the way.
From the Author: SOMEOTHER CHILD was my first novel, the book of my heart. Drawing on my own family dramas, I placed the story in Baltimore using many famous landmarks and institutions as backdrops for the mystery and suspense. I wrote the book between 2004 and 2005, at a point in my life when I knew I had to go back to my first love: writing fiction. SOME OTHER CHILD was beta read by my family, friends, colleague, and even a professor of literature. Based on their input, I revised the book. Then I tried to get it published. No luck. So, I hired a professional editor, who gave me great feedback. I revised the book, again.
Between revisions, I found Romance Writers of America and Maryland Romance Writers. I discovered the romance genre had a large umbrella that covered many subgenres. I put my first born book aside, despite many readers telling me I needed to get it published. I plunged into romance, writing and selling seven short stories and novellas. I pulled SOME OTHER CHILD out of the drawer, added more romance, and began re-submitting to romance publishers. After the third rejection, I decided to self-publish. As you can well imagine, it was enormously gratifying to receive the Paranormal Romance Guild Best Mystery/Thriller Award for 2012. The message to writers is: revise, revise, revise, and don't give up!
What Readers Say: Readers have called SOME OTHER CHILD a "compelling story," a "page-turner," "love, life, and family drama rolled wrapped in layers of lies and secrets." If you are looking for a compelling story with a message of forgiveness and a happy ending, this book is for you.
Behind the scenes: One of the funny things that happened as I wrote this book is that I had to see if a particular scene in the book would work. I spent an afternoon falling into a pool with a foam cervical collar and puffed up plastic bags in my swim suit. My family and friends were laughing at me the whole time. The things we authors do for authenticity! [HINT: To find out what I'm talking about, read the reviews on Amazon!]